Russian schoolchildren won 8 gold and 2 silver medals at the 54th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad for schoolchildren. The national team was represented by the students from Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Vologda, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, and Novosibirsk regions.
In total, 130 schoolchildren from 27 countries took part in the competition. Iliya Chaika, an 11-grader from Magnitogorsk, won the absolute championship and was awarded the prize of $5,000. The teams from Austria, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Armenia, Israel, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia, Latvia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, and Syria, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, China, and Russia took part in the competition.
This year the Olympiad was held online. The competition consisted of two theoretical rounds, within which the students had to solve particular problems. The practical round was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is specified that the next Olympiad will be held in person in Budapest in 2021.